Jobs and Economic Growth
With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.
Firsthand, Congressman Poliquin will help lead initiatives that will bring jobs back to the Second District. He will continue to support fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending which is crippling the economy and jobs in Maine.
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BANGOR – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded Governor Paul LePage and reform-minded State legislators for years of work in making important fiscal reforms in the State of Maine that have helped bring about the lowest unemployment rate—ever, the lowest percentage of government workers in the workforce—ever, and the highest number of private sector employment—ever.
DIXFIELD — U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, told officials and workers during his first tour of the Irving Forest Products mill Tuesday afternoon that he needs to understand their issues and how to help them.
"It's all about jobs and how do we help you guys with taxes, regulations, management costs, etc.?" Poliquin said.
AUBURN – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) toured a number of Auburn businesses and job creators, including Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI), Strainrite Companies, Globe Manufacturing Company, and Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers.
Washington, D.C. — Following a bipartisan push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it plans to perform emergency maintenance dredging in the lower Kennebec River between Phippsburg and Bath, Maine. The Maine Delegation sent a letter last November calling on the Corps to dredge the river in response to concerns that the channel was below the authorized navigation channel depth, impacting the passage of Navy destroyers built by Bath Iron Works.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01), member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) today announced the reintroduction of the Future Logging Careers Act. The Future Logging Careers Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to allow 16 and 17 year olds to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02) and Juan Vargas (D-CA-51) are reintroducing the Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act (H.R. 1312), a bipartisan bill that will make it easier for small businesses to hire more workers by improving the resources available to them. The bill passed the House in the last Congress with broad bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement on President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin applauded the affirmative determinations from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of Chinese producers for selling unfairly subsidized industrial grade amorphous silica fabric (ASF) in the United States at less than fair value. The ITC voted unanimously in agreement with Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. and the Maine Delegation that the unfair trade practices occurred.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter to the acting U.S. Trade Representative Maria Pagan, regarding reports of unfair subsidies that may have been illegally offered to a company in Quebec, urging her to ensure that there are no violations in international trade rules which could harm Maine and Maine businesses.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) released the following statement regarding the announcement from Sappi Limited that the company will invest $165 million into its Skowhegan mill: